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24-November-2020
24-November-2020

Photographs supplied by John Huth

The monument commemorates those who served in World War One. 

Constructed at the Dahmonga Lookout in recent years by a small group of volunteer residents and RSL members, the memorial comprises a boulder with commemorative plaques, a Lone Pine descendant and an ironbark log inset with roll of honour brass plaques.

Funding of $5305 was received in 2018 through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program install a silhouette of a child and a service person at the lookout.

 

Location

Address:1120 Mount Mee Road, Dahmonga Lookout, Mount Mee, 4521
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.065299
Long: 152.781006
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque :

Memorial Dedication

Pine trees growing on the Gallipoli Peninsula were used in the trenches for roofing and supports.  The single tree left standing by the Turks on "Plateau 400" that gave its name to the "Battle of Lone Pine" was destroyed by gunfire during the battle.

This tree is a direct descendant of seeds later collected from its remains.  It was planted on ANZAC Day 2008 by Mount Mee resident QX52755, Sapper Len Pedwell, and dedicated by Pastor Keith Marsh in recognition of all those who served their country in theatres of war and especially those who had given their lives.

Plaque :

We remember with gratitude those who served without counting the cost in times when people`s freedoms, beliefs and ways of life were under threat.

Lest We Forget 

Plaque :

The Battle of Lone Pine
6 - 10 August, 1915

The assault on enemy trenches on Plateau 400 was planned to divert the defending Turkish forces from a mass landing of British troops at Suvla Bay to the north.  It developed into one of the fiercest hand to hand conflicts of the First World War.

The battle lasted for five days and was fought entirely in the trenches mostly with bayonet and hand grenade.  Seven VCs were awarded.  "Lone Pine" cost some 2000 Australian and 5000 Turkish lives.

 

Left Side Inscription

Plaque :

Sir would it help if I shed a tear
I swear it`s the first time since this time last year
My spine is a tingle - my throat is all dry
As I stand to attention for all those who died
I watch the flag dancing half way down the pole
That damn bugle player sends chills to my soul

I feel the pride and the sorrow - there`s nothing the same
As standing to attention on ANZAC Day
So Sir - on behalf of the young and free
Will you take a message when you finally do leave
To your mates that are lying fromTobruk to the Somme
The legend of your bravery will always live on

I`ve welcomed Olympians back to our shore
I`ve cheered the baggy green caps and watched the Wallabies score
But when I watch you marching (Sir) in the parade
I know these are memories that never will fade

So Sir - on behalf of the young and the free
Will you take a message when you finally do leave
It's the least we can do (Sir) to repay the debt
We`ll always remember you - Lest We Forget

Damian (Dib) Morgan 1998

Plaque :

"Their Eternal Spirit Companions our Future"
Installation was funded by
the Department of Veterans` Affairs
Armistice Day Centenary Grant.
It is to remember all of Mt Mee`s residents
who enlisted for World War One,
as well as those who fought in other wars.
These servicemen and women`s names are found
on the log, across the road, under the cover.
It was unveiled by Damina Morgan
on Sunday 11th November 2018

 

Source: MA, DVA
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